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religions care about. it's not about christians or non-christians or democrats or republicans. it's about doing the right thing for those who need help the most. joining me now are joe madison and bill press. thank you both for being here. so joe, now instead of asking what would jesus do, they're asking what would jesus cut when it comes to the safety net. >> i don't know how to begin except to tell you it's not only in reference to christianity, but i don't think there's a religion on the planet that would do what would be considered the gospel according to what, bill o'reilly? the dwos pell means good news. good news for the rich, bad news for the poor. >> one of the things that kind of got me is he went way out there last night. he repeated another right wing smear against the poor. listen to this. >> some of the people who don't have enough to eat, it's their fault they don't have enough to eat. you're asking people who may be struggling themselves to put food on the table to give their tax money to you, and then you're not even going to buy food with it. you're going to buy booze an
. >> sarah, our resident religion expert at the table, you have a religious unpopular -- >> i have a related unpopular opinion to sahil's, which is that politicians should stop talking about religion, god and the bible. >> so -- >> people would be less -- public polly would icy would be less on -- >> why is in no safe zone in politics? >> 20% of the american public is not affiliated with a particular religion. there is a smaller segment of those who are atheist than agnostic. still, as he points out, it is kind of amazing that given the rise in the number of american atheists and nonbelievers there is not a single one in the u.s. congress and that it would be poison to run and openly declare you're an atheist. look at mark pryor's ad where he talked about the bible and he doesn't have all the answers, only god has all the answers. it is, like, well, if you don't have answers, why are you running for office? >> but flip it around, though. there has to be some -- to an elected official who sincerely believes in higher power, practices their faith, there has to be some civic value in that too,
didn't say nothing about religion. there's a woman in there. he beat those ministers. it's chilling how good he is. can he bring it back? can he bring back the love? >> well, you know -- >> i think it's there, myself. >> if obama had lost and if that could in some way have been blamed on the clintons even if he got the nomination and lost because they were insufficiently supported or something like that, i think there would be some lingering feelings. but he won. and he won again. and there's no reason to hold a grudge, i think. >> i like to be the sunshine guy around here, joy as you know. not going to be debbie downer in this world. i think one good thing is going to come out of this administration. it's going to be a mixed bag so far. it's been tough and he's done some great things. like health care. and i think the thing with encouraging equality of people with different orientation. women, a third of the supreme court are now women. stock market, if you're rich through the roof, you have a 401(k) through the roof. a lot of these are good. but i noticed this administration, the way
is such a secular religion to people. it's not. there's nothing about the birth of jesus at this holiday party and any kid that's telling his friend about the three wise men, has no friends. it's not his friends it's himself. >> i got nothing to say about this. this is racial. >> i was going to ask you if this is political correctness gone amuck. i was thinking should it be run amuck, so i decided not to ask it. >> we live in a country where the christmas colors are as dan dangerous as the ones gang bangers use. what's my point? >> the font is too small. >> i blame the teachers that go along with this. they don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. >> they whisper it on national tv. nobody is going to see this. >> you know what i mean? they're afraid of being sued by the aclu. call their bluff. i got on plane. he's reading out of book. ban his hat. >> why does that make you uncomfortable? >> because, i don't know. did they hurt you? he's praying away meaning he knows something about the plane that i don't. >> where did we end up with jews in planes? >> i don't know. i would like to be on plane no
's no great religion that doesn't speak to this. every great religion has some equivalent of the golden rule, that i am my brother's keeper and my sister's keeper, some notion that even as we each take individual responsibility for acting in a responsible and righteous way, part of our obligation is to the larger world and to future generations. and, i think pope francis is showing himself to be just an extraordinarily thoughtful and soulful messenger of peace and justice. i haven't had a chance to meet him yet, but everything that i've read, everything that i've seen from him indicates the degree to which he is trying to remind us of those core obligations. and as i said in my speech yesterday, we live in a market economy that is the greatest generator of wealth in history. we're risk takers. we're entrepreneurs. and we're rugged individualists. and that's part of what makes us great. that's why we continue to be a magnet for strivers from all around the world, because they think, you know what, i'm not going to be held back by conventions and traditions, i'm going to go out there and make
in california not putting up decorations for christmas. instead the atheist group freedom from religion is putting up 55 billboards around sacramento. it is to promote her anti christian message during the month of december. >> i think there are a lot of myths out there about atheists that need to b broken. >> here's the irony despite her lack of christian faith she says she still has a christmas tree up and a charlie brown nativity scene. to her those are symbols of peace and joy. >> national security correspondent jennifer griffin explains why the defense department might get rid of the way military families save money on food. jennifer? >> heather, ainsley, the pentagon says no final decision has been made. defense cutter says more is on the table including a plan to close all u.s. based commissaries where they shop at reduced rate saving thousands on their grocery bills. it would affect 78 commissaries in the united states. they receive 1.4 billion in subsidies. but they don't tell the whole story. 30 percent of the employees are military spouses. there will likely be unemployment a
another person because of the color of his skin or background or religion. people must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. "the washington post," a nation's healer is dead. the prisoner who became president, south african leader, was symbol of moral force. and in "time" protester, prisoner, peacemaker, nelson mandela, 1918-2013. joining me now for more on all of this is washington's -- joining me from washington is leela mcdowell, washington correspondent for arise tv, with nelson mandela when he was released from prison and i'm joined by ron allen who is leaving for south africa later this morning. thank you both for being here this morning. leela, i would like to start with you. you were a witness to history and had the privilege of meeting this iconic figure. what was that time like whe when mandela was released from prison and what was he like at that time in his life? >> it was a u forric time because it followed a long struggle, obviously, around the world to try to free thi
by suppressing the freedom of religion. first of all, students theoretically have the same constitutional rights as the rest of us. that includes the freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion. this girl's not trying to have somebody celebrate mass in the hallway of the school. she's simply passing out literature saying if you'd like to talk about jesus or if you'd like to talk about the bible i'm happy to meet with you at another time and at another place. schools can restrain speech if the speech is disruptive. but when the speech is not disruptive and when it's especially protected in the constitution, like speech about religion or speech about nonreligion, they cannot interfere. >> here's the problem. the school has got a policy, and we got a statement from the school, quote, the distribution of any religious material is prohibited on school ground or in any attendance facility before, during or after the school day or school activity. so you say they've got that rule but that doesn't fly? >> that rule is unconstitutional unless they can show that the mere distribution of this lit l
give the government an inch, they'll take a mile. you give them an opportunity to intrude on religion, and what is to stoop them -- stop them from saying you have to cover abortion. that's why notre dame filed the lawsuit. >> are there students at notre dame that disagree with the lawsuit and think they ought to provide contraception? >> of course. of course. i've engaged other students and they're -- what they're saying is this is a matter of a woman's access to contraceptive coverage. one person engaged me and said contraception costs a lot of money. $200, and workers at notre dame don't make a lot of money so the university should cover it. but what we have to remember is that this isn't about a woman's access to contraception. this is about religious liberty, and notre dame maintaining its integrity. and not being compromised by the federal government. >> i think it's important to realize, when people say they're restricting access. they're not restricting access. they're determining who pays for it. >> exactly. >> i can go to a movie theater -- i have access to go, but i got to b
points making it hard to have religion insofar as saying happy holidays or nondenominational is somehow a war on christians. >> the whole thing is bizarre to me. if you think this is a bad war, you should see the war on hanukkah. this is war. >> i'm not terribly offended by people saying merry christmas in public places but i'm sure there are people who would like to have the ability to not have that shoved down their throat who are not christian. i don't get the whole burden of asking people to say happy holidays, it's fwe nine and fine to me. i'm jewish. who knows? >> i'm trying to go back to a serious point. >> that was a serious point. i don't get what the cost is for having people say happy holidays. >> i feel like it is part of a more insidious narrative about separating people saying liberal progressives on this side and conservatives on this side. >> nrcc shirt that said liberals say happy holidays. on the back it said merry christmas, which they sold a lot of them. they sold out of them. >> they have been using happy holidays. >> sure. the vast majority of people don't care abo
was running for commander in chief. his religion, his faith, has to be reflected in how he lives his life. that's a much more important approach for the folks in the political arena to take. >> kevin, a.b., van, thanks so much for being with us on this monday. really appreciate it. >>> coming up for us next on "the lead," we'll be right back. no, a rookie in the nba is making millions but thanks to his mother, he's not able to spend any of it. that's our sports lead. la's known definitely for its traffic, congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much pollution into the air. so i feel good. i feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from th
americans at a time when we're in the season of advent for one of the three religions of our country, christianity. it's a time for us to try to give and help rather than to push aside and shun. >> well, even if we don't want to ascribe to the season, banks got bailed out. and i didn't hear this kind of reaction from leading republicans. but, you know, e.j., paul wrote in the "new york times" today about republicans and the unemployment benefits and i'm quoting from his article. he wrote in his column, the gop answer to the long-term unemployment is to increase the pain of the long-term unemployed. cut off their benefits and they'll go out and find jobs. how exactly will they find jobs when there are three times as many job seekers as job vacanci vacancies? details, details. little details get in the way of that argument, e.j. >> indeed, they do. i think krugman is right. people are acting as if the unemployment rate is no longer a problem. because it's lower than it used to be. and it is lower than it used to be, but it's 7%. that's a lot of unemployed americans. under president cli
is saying now. and a tip on a group of people giving generously in the name of religion to those who wait on us every day. these stories and much more all "happening now." well, right now on capitol hill, a house hearing on obamacare. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now." jenna: and the chairman of the house committee saying that the president has developed a dangerous expansion of power and making up the law as he goes along to get what he wants when he wants it. >> from obamacare to immigration, the current administration is picking and choosing which laws to enforcement the president cannot refuse to enforce a law simply because he dislikes it. >> the administration's decision to defer action against particular individuals is neither unusual nor unconstitutional. jenna: two sides of the story there. we have more on this story. there certainly are a lot of compliks at play but today's first witness is warning this issue is not just about politics right now. what did they have to say? >> that's right. constitutional law professor argued today this is not a, quote, turf fight be
as a religion? stand by. the supreme court will decide. bret, you've got 'til 6:00 p.m. eastern time to get a show together. do you think you can manage? >> i think we'll have plenty. >> you always do. >> thank you very much. >> take care. >>> heather nauert has the rest of the headlines. >> there is always so much to talk about in washington. i got some news. one man is dead this morning and three people are under arrest after a stadium fight at a kansas city chiefs game. the victim in his mid 20s was sitting in someone else's truck in the parking lot after the game. when the owner of that truck saw this guy in his car, a fight broke out. the victim then collapsed and later died at the hospital. >> hospital told us there is no obvious signs of how this person died. so we don't know if the person had a heart attack during the struggle. we don't know. >> officials say that incident had nothing to do with the fan rivalry. >>> tmz reporting moments ago that the car crash that killed actor paul walker may have been caused by a steering fuel leak. this according to sources tied to the auto shop
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